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Presidential Pledge for Religious Freedom Petition
The upcoming Presidential election in 2012 provides us with a remarkable opportunity to highlight the importance of domestic and international religious liberty. In order to take advantage of this opportunity and to work with candidates from most parties seeking the position of President of the United States, we have crafted a religious freedom pledge for their consideration.
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International Christian Concern has learned that 35 Christian Ethiopian men and women were arrested after holding a prayer meeting at a private home in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on December 15th.
Our sources indicate they have been imprisoned without trial and have not been told when or if they will be released. Our sources also indicate that the men in the prison have been violently assaulted by their interrogators and that one of them has sustained serious injuries to his ribs and was unable to move until recently. During interrogations some of the prisoners have been mocked by authorities for their Christian beliefs. The women report that they were strip searched upon their arrest and that unsanitary conditions during the search have led to illnesses among some of the prisoners for which they are unable to obtain proper medical treatment.
Although officially the authorities are saying the arrest was due to "improper mixing of genders", one of the employers of the imprisoned Christians was initially told by officials that the arrests were due to holding Christian meetings. The prisoners themselves are also convinced that they were arrested for holding the prayer meeting and point out that the questioning they have faced under interrogation confirms this.
Join us as we advocate on behalf of these brothers and sisters in Christ who have been arrested simply for gathering together to pray. Sign our petition to the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, urging him to take immediate action with his government in resolving the cases of all 35 Ethiopian Christians.
Here's How You Can Help
#1 Pray: The first thing you can do to help is stop right now and ask the Lord to intervene on behalf of persecuted Christians in Saudi Arabia
#3 Electronically sign the petition.
#4 Print out the petition and take it to your friends and church and have everyone you know sign it. Send the signatures back to us so we can compile the responses.
Feel free to print out extra signature pages for large numbers of sign ups. When you have collected all your signatures, please mail the signature pages to:
PO Box 8056
Silver Spring, MD 20907
or fax them to us at (301) 585-5918.
Please get them back to us by February 25th.